The Catacombs Episode Critics
Compiled by Martin Willey

5. Journey to Where

There's a battle of fake Freddie Jones and Isla Blair endeavour to pass themselves off as Texans, and Roger Bizley plays an all too English 14th Century Scotsman. Blair also has to contend with a ludicrous wig, but generally it's a sound episode... The woodland location filming contrasts effectively with the sterile environment of Texas 2120 AD, as designer Keith Wilson provides a monochrome vision of Earth in the future. (Richard Houldsworth, TV Zone, 1993)

This episode is very similar to those of Lost In Space and Dungeons and Dragons where the heroes come within a hairs breadth of getting home only to have hope snatched away from them at the last moment. Unlike the above there is a certain amount of tension built up as teams of scientists on both Earth and Moonbase Alpha attempt to find and retrieve the missing crew members. 7/10 (Anthony McKay, DWB, 1993)

A highly entertaining and enjoyable romp. Freddie Jones and Isla Blair are delightful, but Yasuko Nagazumi blows her best line by placing the emphasis on all the wrong words. A- (Chris Bentley, SFX 20, 1996)

Though major aspects of the story lack believability, many individual character moments are appealing and interesting. Though it is not the best 1999 show by any stretch, Journey To Where is still one of the brighter lights of Year Two. (John Kenneth Muir, Exploring Space: 1999, p109-110)

In one of 1999s best episodes, Koenig, Russell and Carter are sent back in time. *** (good) (James O'Neill, Sci-Fi On Tape, p271, 1997)

Bain, in particular, gives her finest performance in Year Two. She is absolutely gripping, dropping Helena's normally highly refined persona and replacing it with a brilliantly raw and realistic performance which demonstrates Bain's courage as an actress. This is a strong story, well told, and heightened to a level of greatness by the performances of the three leads. 10/10 (Bob Wood, The Future Is Fantastic, 2001)